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Dear Friends,
 
With the news that England is now in another national lockdown till at least December 2nd, it was decided to get this newsletter out a day earlier this week. Churches have been closed again except for individual prayer, so we are once again on Zoom and Facebook only, until further notice. We have also decided that Children's Sabbath School will move back to Saturday/Sabbath Morning on Zoom at 10am. 

Psalm 23 is the best known Psalm from the Bible. It gives emphasis to the stability that God provides the Psalmist during life threatening situations.  The same stability and comfort is offered to all who take refuge in Jesus.  Psalm 23:4 says "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; For You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." The valley and shadows tend to become deeper and longer as we mature in life.  But the Lord's light shines brighter and brighter, no matter how dark our surroundings become.  Faith is daring to trust the Lord at all times, and especially at times like these. 

The Week of Prayer readings can be found by clicking on the Adventist World image. The theme this year is on "Reach the World: Faithfulness in Christian Lifestyle." We will start the week of Prayer this Saturday / Sabbath November 7th at 3pm on Zoom. This will also include a time for short testimonies, and will conclude with a Communion Service. We will also meet each night from Sunday through the week of prayer at 7pm on Zoom. This will replace our normal Monday Night and Friday Night Study that week. Week of prayer will conclude on Saturday / Sabbath November 14th as part of our Family Service.  
  
Our Family Service will be on Zoom and Facebook on Saturday/Sabbath at 11.15am. The service this week will include a message from the book of Esther, called "The Life Decree". There will also be a children's story.  

Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

- Pastor Mark Borrett
 
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Church Services and Events
 
Friday Night Adult Sabbath School at 7pm on Zoom. Pearl Walker will lead our study. 

Friday Night Earth's Final Conflict by Mark Finley at 8pm on YouTube. Tonight's Topic: Lesson 4WHY THE JUDGMENT IS GOOD NEWS, NOT BAD NEWS.  Click here for the Study Guides

Saturday Children’s Sabbath School at 10am on Zoom.  The Clarry's will lead out. Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning!  

Saturday TeenStudy@GYL at 10am on Zoom. Janna Wilkinson will lead the discussion in a break out Zoom Room.

Saturday/Sabbath Service at 11.15am on Zoom. Pastor Mark Borrett will share another message from the book of Esther called "The Life Decree". There will also be a children's story.  

Saturday/Sabbath Week of Prayer and Communion Service at 3pm on Zoom. We will start our Week of Prayer, have a time for short testimonies and have Communion. The Week of Prayer readings can be found here

Sunday Night through Friday Night Week of Prayer at 7pm on Zoom.  The readings can be found here

Tuesday Night GYL Board Meeting at 8pm on Zoom.  Pastor Mark Borrett will chair the meeting.
 
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Prayer Requests
 
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” - Phil.4:6.
  • Continue to pray for protection of all those serving on the frontline. 
  • Pray for our elderly and infirmed members - also vulnerable at this time.
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people, to stay close to the Lord and each other.
  • Pray for Jean Baker who has Shingles.
  • Pray for Ana Nunes, her health and work situation.
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physical. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is having treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Colin who has undergone a leg amputation, and for his rehabilitation.   
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our ongoing return to our church buildings. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church & for our Government for wisdom in directing the affairs during this critical period.
Do you have a prayer request?  You can contact us by clicking below.  Tell us if it is private, we will pray but not share it.
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The Week of Prayer will be from Nov 7th through Nov 14th.  Click on the picture above for the readings.  We will start the week of Prayer on Saturday / Sabbath November 7th at 3pm on Zoom.  This will also include a time for short testimonies, and will conclude with communion.  We will meet each night from Sunday through the week of prayer at 7pm on Zoom.  This will replace our normal Monday Night and Friday Night Study that week.  Week of prayer will conclude on Saturday / Sabbath November 14th as part of our Family Service.  
Starting in January 2021, we are looking for one or more persons to take on the role of Children's Sabbath School Superintendent.  The position includes planning the rota of teachers (there are lots of volunteers to teach), planning the curriculum (with lots of online help)  and celebrating children's birthdays by sending cards.  Many thanks to Izzy Clarry for doing this for so many years! Please let Pastor Mark know if you are interested in helping with any part of this critical role for our children. 
 
Click on the picture for the latest Pastoral Newsletter from Dr Emmanuel Osei, President, South England Conference (SEC) of Seventh-day Adventists.
Thank-you for your giving to the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and to the Local Churches. As you can see from the figures below giving is down in tithe compared to last year.  We ask for your prayerful consideration in this matter. You can give at the Lowestoft church on Saturday/Sabbath or on-line at https://sec.adventist.uk/contact-us/donate/  Please include your gift aid number.  You can also send cheques to our Church Treasurers or contact the Pastor or Elders if any help is needed. Tithes and Offerings are an act of worship and an act of faith. 
2020 Tithe Report - Jan through August
Great Yarmouth.  £15,567. 22.6% down from same period last year.
Lowestoft.  £4550.  26% down from same period last year.

2020 Local Giving Report - Great Yarmouth
                       2019              2020
July                 547.90           346.20
August            834.34           529.81  
September      693.61           1192.00

(January through September)
 
YTD Totals      5045.84         4784.82


2020 Local Giving Report - Lowestoft
                       2019              2020
July                 239.13           310.00
August            134.37           50.00  
September      344.97           110.00
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